Separate; Individual; independent In this sense the word is distinguished from “joint” Also exclusive; individual ; appropriated. In this sense it is opposed to “common.” Several actions. Where a separate and distinct action is brought against , each of two or more persons who are all liable to the plaintiff in respect to the same subject matter, the actions are said to be “several.” If all the persons are joined as defendants in one and the same action, it is called a “joint” action. Several inheritance. An inheritance conveyed so as to descend to two persons severally, by moieties, etc. Several issues. This occurs where there is more than one issue involved in a case. 3 Steph. Comm. 560. As to several “Counts” “Covenant,” “Demise,” “Fishery,” “Tail,” and “Tenancy” see those titles.